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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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Public News Service - IL: Social Justice

Women are being encouraged to skip work today to call for gender equality and a fair economy for all. (Fair Economy Illinois)

CHICAGO – Many workplaces might be short staffed today because employees across the globe are taking today off to speak out about the plight of women. It's A Day Without Women, part of International Women's Day, and rallies, marches, protests and special events are being held to bring attentio

People who have lived in the United States for most of their lives say they live in fear they'll be deported. (D. Miranda)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Advocates and politicians are speaking out almost daily about President Trump's plans to build a wall and deport millions of people from the United States, but those who are here illegally aren't making their voice heard as much - mostly because they say they're afraid. Ju

Attorneys flocked to airports in Illinois and around the country to help those impacted by a travel ban issued by President Trump. (icirr.org)

CHICAGO — Immigrant rights groups are stepping forward to help those affected by President Trump's executive order barring entrance into the U.S. by refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Lawrence Benito, CEO and executive director at the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and R

Thousands participated in marches for human rights in Illinois this weekend, and were urged to stay involved in their communities and in politics. (V. Carter)

CHICAGO -- Illinois had one of the largest Women's Marches in the country over the weekend, and organizers say their next goal is to make sure the calls for equal treatment and social justice continue. Marches were held across the state on Saturday, including in Carbondale, Rockford and Springfiel

Advocates for women's rights say now is the time to mobilize at the grassroots level. (whitehouse.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hillary Clinton lost in her bid to become the first female president of the United States, something advocates say would have advanced women's rights regardless of race, religion or political affiliation. Marilyn Katz, founder of Chicago Women Take Action, says now that D

Reform advocates are praising a new Illinois law that expands a requirement that children be represented by lawyers during police interrogations for serious crimes. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An Illinois juvenile-justice reform group says the state's new law to provide lawyers to more young offenders is a good start. According to the Juvenile Justice Initiative, Gov. Bruce Rauner has advanced justice for children by signing Senate Bill 2370 into law. The move raises

Consumer advocates hold a summit in Chicago this week about how Social Security and the gender wage gap affect women's retirement plans. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Women's issues have largely been missing from talks about how to keep the Social Security program strong far into the future, some advocates say. This week, it will be one of the topics at a summit in Chicago. Social Security is the primary source of income for about one-i

More than 100 Illinois fast-food workers are in Virginia for the first-ever nationwide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Thousands of workers from across the country, including Illinois, have converged on Richmond, Virginia, this weekend to ramp up the fight for better wages and call attention to what poverty is doing to people of color. It's the first-ever nationwide Fight for $15 convention, bei

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